Community groups to get money for good causes
Almost £34,000 in National Lottery cash has been donated to community projects in Gwynedd.
Five Gwynedd groups, out of 18 across Wales, have been announced as the latest recipients of lottery money.
The Anne Mathews Trust in Gwynedd will use £10,000 to run community leadership residencies for young adults from refugee and migrant backgrounds to examine, understand and challenge oppression.
Tony Cordoba said: “During my time as an intern at the Anne Matthews Trust, I went through different stages of understanding myself; one of them is to appreciate my own identity, be proud of it and share it with others, because my point of view can also contribute to the lives of others. I think the Braich Goch Center in Corris is a place where people from different backgrounds can belong and feel at home. One of the most important things I’ve learned is to lead and facilitate work with peer groups. »
In Tywyn, Cylch Meithrin Tywyn Tŷ Mabon will use £8,500 to pay for resources and a minibus. This will allow them to set up a beach school for children in the community to teach water safety with the aim of reducing accidents on the beach and giving information on how to take care of the local environment. .
Gobaith Community Interest Company will use £9,590 to develop a community garden to improve the environment and wellbeing, Cwiltwyr Ardudwy Quilters will continue to run their community sewing group to alleviate isolation with a grant of £1,750, and Neuadd Talsarnau will use £4,000 to upgrade their hall by replacing old windows and doors and building a new wall to make the venue safer and more comfortable for the community.
Ruth Bates, North Wales Region Manager at the National Lottery Community Fund, celebrated the incredible work of these groups.
She said: “The Fund is dedicated to supporting projects that help communities thrive. Grassroots groups and charities like these in North Wales are doing amazing things and changing people’s lives every day. National Lottery players raise over £30m every week for good causes. We are proud to be the largest funder of community activities in the UK.
These are just some of the 85 projects across Wales that have received a total of over £1.1million in National Lottery funding over the past month.